town, Hauts-de-Seine departement, Paris region, north-central France. It is a western suburb of Paris and lies along the Seine River. The town's manufactures include aircraft, automotive parts, radios, electrical equipment, and perfume. Immediately west is Mont Valerien, an important defense post during the Franco-German War (1870-71), where an eternal flame burns in memory of 4,500 Frenchmen killed by the Gestapo during World War II. Pop. (1990) 35,998.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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